Convert windows 2003 to dynamic disk

rossoneris
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I have a basic disk where windows 2003 server is installed. It is placed on 1 harddrive with two partition.

I have added another harddisk (a dell server) and thought I could go to disk management and make them dynamic (raid 1)

But when clicking on "make dynamic" on the harddisk that the OS is running - nothing happends. The other empty harddrive I am able to make dynamic, but of course I need to mirror it with the harddrive where the data is

What must be done ?
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yeah - had the error found already. The 1 mb unallocated space on the disk at the end was missing
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Also, this is good info from Disk Mgmt:
"You can extend a volume only if it does not have a file system or if it is formatted using the NTFS file system. You cannot extend volumes formatted using FAT or FAT32. You cannot extend a system volume or boot volume. You can extend simple or extended volumes that are not system or boot volumes, as long as there is available disk space. This includes volumes created as dynamic volumes or created as basic volumes and then converted to dynamic on Windows XP. You cannot extend striped volumes, mirrored volumes, or RAID-5 volumes. If you upgraded from Windows 2000 to Windows XP, you cannot extend a simple or spanned volume that was originally created as a basic volume and converted to a dynamic volume on Windows 2000. You can extend a simple volume onto additional dynamic disks to create a spanned volume. Spanned volumes cannot be mirrored or striped. If you extend a spanned volume, you cannot delete any portion of it without deleting the entire spanned volume."

Hope this helps...

~coolsport00
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Ahh...glad you resolved it :)

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